DEVIZES soared to the head of the early-season Southern Counties South standings as both they and Corsham made it two wins from two on Saturday.

The Saddlebacks avenged a last-minute defeat at Blandford last season with a thumping 45-24 triumph in Dorset to make it maximum points so far, starting fine style as fly-half Rory Brown charged down a kick and won the race to the ball, before adding the conversion.

Blandford responded with an unconverted try of their own and continued to pressure the visitors, who had Jorge Wadman sin-binned, earning a second try, with the conversion this time added for a 12-7 advantage.

Devizes roared back with some strong carries and good phases from the pack which saw Craig Bryant dot down from close range for his third try of the season, converting to regain the lead.

Despite losing second row Rhys Harries to injury, club captain Josh Gould replacing him, Devizes upped the temp with two tries before the interval, Wadman returning to the fray to touch down for a try converted by Brown before prop Toby Randall splintered off a maul to touch down for a 26-12 lead.

The first score of the second period went to Sam Jones, who glided through the defence for a try Brown converted but when Tim Alchin was sin-binned, Blandford responded with two tries to make it 33-24.

But Jack Mason pushed through for another Devizes try before replacement Matt Strong set up Wadman for his second try.

Corsham are also two from two after securing a bonus-point 36-22 success against county rivals Marlborough, in a match played as a double header with the sides also drawn together in the quarter finals of the Dorset & Wilts Cup.

Marlborough started the game well with number eight Feofa'aki Holoia taking the ball from the kick off and running it back to score, Garth Bari converting and then adding a penalty for a 10-0 lead.

But the tide started to turn as the visitors' Joe Tavaga was sin-binned although Kalif Barnes, Will Chivers, Scott Parry, Alex Twigg and Robbie Robinson scored tries for Corsham with Matt Draper booting four conversions and a penalty.

Marlborough, who were still locked at 22-22 heading into the final stages, scored further tries through Ratu Vuira and Viliami Lotoahea but Corsham pulled clear.

Corsham head coach Tim Draper said: "(It was) an outstanding performance from the pack who were up against much bigger opposition.

"They secured some quality set-piece possession which gave us a great platform to attack from.

"The most pleasing aspect of the game was that we converted more of the chances that were created this week.''

Alfred's Nomads recorded their biggest ever win with a 112-3 win over Combe Down 2nd in Dorset & Wilts Two North, James Clancy and Zach Reid touching down for hat-tricks.